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Gambia’s Third COVID-19 Case Recorded in URR

The governor’s office of the Upper Region (URR) has confirmed a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the region on Tuesday, which increased the tally to three so far in the country.

“…it’s with utter sadness that we announce that Coronavirus has invaded our region,” a statement confirmed.

It added that the patient is a man who arrived in the country from France on the 17th of March 2020. The patient was said to have reported to Numuyel health post on the 21st March at around 3am.

“Relevant stakeholders were informed and a sample was collected the same day around 20.00pm, the result of which tested positive with the Coronavirus.”

According to the governor’s office, the information was communicated to the Regional Health Directorate in the region on Monday at around 18.00pm.

“Health authorities and security forces were deployed to the community for the safe evacuation of the patient. Other family members were equally controlled in the compound to be quarantined for 14 days or more.”

The local authorities are currently contemplating the necessity of getting the entire community quarantined in order to control the spread of the virus.

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